Thursday, July 31, 2014

Writing Contest Tips

This June and July, I've been busy reading poems and stories as a volunteer screener for a writing contest. I learned a lot from the experience, and share my findings in this article: Leave comments at The Review Review (a great resource for writers.)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Bar-Girl

I am thrilled to have my poem about Monet's famous painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergères appear in a wonderful art magazine with a terrific illustration. Check out the summer issue of COLLECT and leave a message.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

2nd Prize Poem

My poem "Strip" won second prize in the 2014 Gemini Magazine Poetry Open. Do you think my being a Gemini helped? Check it out at GEMINI MAGAZINE.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

New short story online May 19

Please visit the wonderful Read Short Fiction site and comment on my story "Replacement" featured this May 2014. Consider yourself warned that this is a literary story and includes a sex scene and some mild drug references. But I want to hear about the lines that made you laugh.

This Is Just to Add

Okay, every poet has written a response to William Carlos Williams' famous poem "This Is Just to Say," and now I'm one of them. See what you think of my take on the current edition of Turtle Island Quarterly. Yes, I really do have weasels (fishers) in my back yard.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Old-fashion Science Fiction

The amazing Perihelion magazine published a short story I wrote for fun. I based this story on a mathematical property. Check it out at Perihelion Magazine.

Morning Storm

Here's a poem I submitted for a theme of "liminal spaces" now online at Wolf Willow Journal. Here in New England, everyone has had enough winter (still some ice in my yard--still1) but I love the photo of Central Park.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Seven Deadly Holidays

Here is a short and feisty humorous essay before the holiday season begins . . . with Hallowrath. The author photo is me in my incredible yet convincing Halloween costume. The whole Issue #10 is themed on the seven deadly, so enjoy some sin served up from Portland, Oregon's own Penduline.

Monday, September 23, 2013


That's the title of an experimental creative nonfiction piece now published in theNewerYork's Electric Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature (the EEEL). Read the middle column for the core narrative, and read the flanking columns as footnotes to the text. Post your thoughts from the link at the top right of the page. (I love their illustration for this!) And, yes, the title is an actual line from the Snellen eye chart: Evotz2

Sunday, July 21, 2013

What Crows Don't Know

That's the title of my poem that made it into the inaugural issue of Turtle Island Quarterly. I love so many of the poems they chose. Be sure to check out William Doreski, Michael Spring, and many more.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24: Here is my latest publication in a cool online magazine called Defenestration. A fake news satire--just in time for the end of the semester. Click here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Equinox Poetry

Celebrate the equinox by reading three new poems of mine freshly published in the March 2013 edition of PANK online. One is about crocodiles and two are about chocolate. You can hear me read each of them, too. If you want to comment, come back here and let me know what you think.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

POEM in Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

JCCA looks for poems that say much with few words. I am honored to have my poem "When Soul Mates Meet" published online by them. If you click DECOMPRESS below the bio, you'll get a short essay I wrote about the process of writing it.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

NOISE in Best Fiction Magazine Online

Shin-en akemashita omedeto! A short story I wrote that was published in print years ago has just come online in Best Fiction. This is an old-fashioned story about vengeance and guilt that could only happen in modern Japan. Despite the cold winters, Japanese apartments are not built with insulated walls. There is little personal privacy in Japan, which non-Japanese often forget. I hope you read it. Come back here to tell me what you think.